SO Sofitel Bangkok
Nouveau French meets Thai at SO Sofitel Bangkok, which takes its design cues from the Chinese elements: Fire, Water, Earth, Metal, and Wood. The result is like being transported into a fashion shoot or the pages of a decor magazine. Each room and common space is themed, and depending on which element you end up in (the website has a quiz to help you choose the element for your room), there may be fantasy-inspired wallpaper, walls of glass or warm wood, or highly polished floors. Tall windows allow for views of urban Bangkok and green Lumphini Park at every turn. And then there’s the technology: 40-inch flat-screen TVs with integrated Apple media and seamless Wi-Fi in all rooms, plus iPads in the suites. Even the staff, with their beautifully coordinated, mixed-patterned uniforms, look like they just stepped out of Fashion Week. All this incredible style is matched by a service and vibe that is both energetic and wonderfully warm.
By Celeste Brash, AFAR Local Expert
2 S Sathorn Rd, Khwaeng Yan Nawa, Khet Sathon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand